In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here is a listing of what I am grateful for from A to Z:
A: Abbigail & Angelique, love you both to the moon and back.
B: Books... one of my favorite escapes & I adore our local Viking library.
C: coffee... its how I start my day, every day... love, love, love it.
D: our fluffy, white, loving, doggie... Miss Bella, what did we talk about before her?
E: employment for Steve at M-State and for me with USBank.
F: our loving-supportive family, fantastic friends, & Faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
G: grandparents... they are the best and my kids are so lucky to have 3 very loving grandparents in their lives.
H: our comfortable, sheltering home, filled with love and fun.
I: iris, it is my favorite flower, so incredibly beautiful and fragile.
J: for being able to keep this online journal of our Lindgren-style life.
K: I love giving and receiving kisses, especially at bedtime accompanied by hugs and "Iloveyous"
L: laughter - I am positive it is the best medicine and mood lifter of all.
M: good manners, nothing like "please, thank you, I'm sorry, pardon me..." to help smooth the daily ups and downs of life.
N: for naps... I wish I could take a nap eVeRYdAy!
O: for on-line shopping... no lines and frequently, no shipping charges - BONUS.
P: Photographs, I love taking pictures and trying to capture the emotion of the moment.
Q: quinoa, our family loves the nutty flavor and we frequently use it as a stand-in for rice.
R: running, it is a necessary stress reliever for me
S: my spouse for almost 19 years and love of my life, Steve.
T: texting, it is a communication tool that I never knew I would love. It keeps connected to the besties in my life.
U: for my husband's understanding nature, and unconditional love. He is one in a million.
V: vegetables that are homegrown in our garden or from the gardens of generous friends.
W: Wii... It makes for great family game night competitions, and also for walks, my 3 day weekends and our family's well-being.
X: X-mas, I love celebrating Christ's birth. The season brings out the best in people.
Y: for these 42 years of my life. I am blessed beyond measure.
Z: zero-homework nights... even if they are pretty rare these days... it just takes the pressure off.
So many, many things that I am thankful and grateful for. Most especially being able to gather together with our family to enjoy laughter, delicious food & make memories. Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!